Traditional Usui System
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For quite some time now it keeps coming to my attention that...
there are all kinds of “interesting”
Reiki systems out there to say the least.
One concern for me arose with distance Reiki attunements – and we are talking
about seminars that are supposed to teach you how to use it and prepare you for
the enhanced energy flow in your system that goes hand in hand with immense
spiritual growth – not Reiki treatments which can have a similar effect on you
but not quite as powerful as becoming a Reiki channel. These two are completely
different pairs of shoes. What concerns me about them is that I am not really
sure if they work and how. If somebody reads this who has an abundance of
knowledge about it feel free to contact me. What worries me about them is that
if I were you I would never be sure if I am a Reiki practitioner after such a
distance attunement or not. How do you know who sits on the “other” side of the
computer, the phone or however else your communication works with the so-called
Another concern of mine are Reiki seminar weekends where you are taught Reiki I,
Reiki II and the Master degree in a few days. In my heart I feel that Reiki was
never intended to be taught that way - for numerous reasons. The most important
of all if you ever experienced an attunement and the way your body gets used and
adjusts to the new energy in its system you will know that you should never rush
to the next degree until you are really physically and emotionally ready. There
is a reason to wait for a while in between Reiki I and Reiki II – not even to
mention the time period between Reiki II and the Master degree. You have to
“grow into” the Reiki vibration. I don’t necessarily think that there has to be
a given time frame but I definitely believe that you should practice a lot first
before you should move on to the next Reiki degree. And then it is up to you,
your heart and intuition and your Reiki teacher’s intuition that should be the
base to decide if you are ready.
The third concern of mine are people who think just because they read Reiki books
they are from now on Reiki practitioners and even worse – Reiki Teachers. That
you can openly see the Reiki symbols printed in books nowadays although they
were supposed to be kept secret for a reason doesn’t really help that cause
either. The way I was taught Reiki there is no way around finding yourself a
Reiki Teacher to learn everything there is to learn about Reiki and to receive
the attunements. In my humble opinion Reiki is one of the healing systems that
you cannot learn out of books at all. You can learn a lot out of Reiki books
after you became a Reiki practitioner – before it only is informative, nothing
If you ever read or learned otherwise about the Reiki legend you will know that
Mikao Usui had to study and work really hard for years and meditate and fast for
21 days on top of a mountain to receive the gift of Reiki. Only until he was
considered worthy by the universe he received his attunement and was allowed to
practice it. And he passed it on in a very responsible way – considering
everyone’s level of spiritual growth at the point where he met him or her. And
I am sure it took him a while to refine the way of passing on Reiki in a
spiritually appropriate way.
One problem of our time is that everybody wants everything catered to him or her
without any effort at all. In our fast paced environment there is no room to grow
anymore. But we have to take time sometimes – because
the really important things cannot be rushed.
That is definitely a cosmic rule.
Now you probably ask yourself: “How do I figure out who is a legitimate Reiki
Teacher?” Ask around; ask the person that you experienced Reiki with first.
“Who did you go to to learn Reiki?” Follow your heart and your intuition because
these 2 led you to your Reiki experience with a Reiki person in the first place.
Reiki has its way to introduce itself to you. Don’t be afraid to ask the Teacher
you consider questions. If he/she is a real teacher all your questions will be
Another important thing to consider is
following. DO NOT GO FOR A REIKI SEMINAR
with someone just because they offer it to you for free or next to nothing. It
shows a lot about their attitude towards Reiki, how much they value this healing
system. It happened to me on numerous occasions already that people considered
learning Reiki from somebody else who offered it for next to nothing and then
came to me for Reiki treatments to pick my brain for further information they were
lacking from the other Reiki Teacher. In the end these people paid double.
There has to be an energy exchange of some kind. Money is nothing else
but materialized energy that gives everything you exchange it with its worth.
Be aware of that! I personally always found a way so far to work with people
around their financial issues when it comes to Reiki seminars but that is
something that has to be decided at the time you are ready to go for Reiki.
Just because we are in the healing profession doesn’t mean we
don’t have to eat.
It doesn’t mean that we always have to ask for money in exchange for our healing
services but: We cannot eat without having money. Therefore, I think it is not
only important but also necessary and courteous to pay your Teacher something
since we live in a monetary world where you cannot exist without having money!
Following is a quote from
“For example, the story of how Usui learned the value of charging money for
giving Reiki treatment is still lodged in my mind. The story goes that Usui had
given healings to some people, healed them of their illnesses allowing them to
stop being beggars living on the street. Then later he found them again living on the street begging for a living. He learned that when giving a healing, that the recipient must see value in being healed in order to stay healed, and that one effective way to convey that value is to charge money for the healing session.
Whether that episode actually happened in life, it is an interesting story that
gives much grist for thought. “
Love & Light,
(Traditional Usui System)